Sunday, August 17, 2014

The Art of Deception

Yesterday, I received a copy of book "The Art of Deception" by Brad Honeycutt. This is an excellent compilation of different kind of optical illusions, which were artistically represented by many modern artists around the world.
There were presented on only traditional techniques of art, but also marquetry, sculpture and others.
This book should be in collection of everyone, who interested modern art and optical illusions.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Illusion - Confusion

Recently, I received a book "Illusion - Confusion" by Paul Baars, in which he collected examples of almost all known kinds of illusions. There's a lagre section about impossible figures in the book. Among other images, there's one my impossible figure published there.

The distinctive feature of the book is using double page spread for representing large images. For example, Escher's Metamorphoses II fit into two fragments, when in meny other book it was divided into much more parts.

The book will be a good supplement for collectioners and astonishing gift for everyone.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Wooden work by Michael Cheshire

Today I received a wooden work by Michael Cheshire. It's one of his series of artworks with cats. Here, you can see a cat looking at huge moon. The scene is decorated by impossible frame.

Michael Cheshire creates his works from many kinds of wood. You can see more his works and by them at his web site

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Spiral trees

Trees are the great form of nature and this the shape made many inspiration for numerous artists of mathematical art. I've posted several collections of fractal trees and pythagoras trees. And we've also met with combination of tree-like shape with spiral. Spirals are one of basic mathematical shapes and they are harmoniously match to branchy tree figure. Also spiral is the shape that very close to fractals.

Below, you can see several spiral shapes, which look very interesting for me. They are not true fractals, but they make sence of great curly figures. Click on images to see them in better quality.

Black spiral tree 
 © Willy Deganello

Logo of the site The Spiral Tree 

Curly cone tree from article of Cameron Browne about spiral space filling  

Spiral dotted tree 
by baggingspam

A fractal-like spiral tree. Smaller branches repeat their parent branch.

Images were found at

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

The Art of the Illusion

Today I have received a copy of a book by Brad Honeycutt and Terry Stickels "The Art of the Illusion", which consists of more than 200 wonderful images of optical illusions, which were created by many artists all around the world. Artworks by such famous artists as M.C. Escher, Jos de Mey, Rob Gonsalved are combined with artworks by many modern artists, who devoted their lives to creation of optical illusions. The foreword of the book was written by artist Scott Kim, which is well known for his puzzles and ambigrams (upside down lettering).

You can buy the book at Amazon.

Below, you can see photos of two photos of spreads of the book.